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Submitted by Ellen Harvey

Client: City of Philadelphia /Philadelphia International Airport

Location: Philadelphia, PA, United States

Completion date: 2013

Artwork budget: $300,000

Project Team


Ellen Harvey


Jan Baracz


Michael Sheward

Industry Resource

Mayer of Munich


The windows of the Philadelphia International Airport are sandblasted with a digitally manipulated aerial photograph of the flight approach to the airport; a red arrow indicates the airport’s location. 48 industrial float glass panels, each 33. ½” (85.1 cm) x 116 5/16″ (295.4 cm) glass panels, together (1,299 sq.ft (121 sqm.)), airbrushed with ceramic melting colors and sandblasted, steel clips. An original work commissioned and owned by the City of Philadelphia. Fabrication: Franz Mayer of Munich, Inc. Installation: US Glass and Metal Inc.


Color and location were determined in collaboration with Michael Sheward, architect of the new Terminal F of the Philadelphia International Airport.


This project was a collaboration between artists Ellen Harvey and Jan Baracz, who created the concept in response to the airport's request for proposals.